03 March 2017
Organisations risk failure to understand and optimise their business-critical applications across borders without careful right-sizing of SD-WAN deployments, according to Teneo.
The specialist integrator of next generation technologies says that while SD-WAN architectures are accepted as the future for globally-focused companies, many CIOs and network managers have yet to sort out the practicalities of SD-WAN delivery models to cope with their legacy needs or future growth strategies.
To meet these global and extended branch network requirements, Teneo has come up with a new managed service. Supported by Riverbed’s SteelConnect SD-WAN technology, it has been developed to simplify the processes for designing, deploying and managing distributed networks and claims to streamline architecture modernisation.
Teneo CTO Marc Sollars says: “Riverbed SteelConnect’s application-defined approach unifies user connectivity and the cloud with business locations and data centres, making networks easy to setup and manage from one central location.”
By using its service, Teneo says IT managers will be able to provision networks with several clicks and achieve end-to-end visibility of applications, infrastructure and users, and drill down for root causes of performance issues, all from a central point with round-the-clock availability.
Sollars reckons all this represents a major shift away from the networking function being “lumped together” with IT administration. He says it is moving towards more dynamic models where expert third parties will be equipping network managers with global network provisioning and business analytics capabilities.